AUGUST 2013
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Editor’s note: “What’s Going On” is featured each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in the Daily Mountain Eagle. Events are listed in order by calendar date as space allows. WGO events are only accepted from community nonprofits; civic, school or government organizations; or individuals announcing family or class reunions. Deadline to place an event is by noon each Tuesday and Thursday. No guarantee on the number of days or when an event will appear in the WGO Section. Event information can be emailed to Elane Jones at elane.jones@mountaineagle.com; or faxed to 205-221-6203; or phoned in at 205-221-2840.

SPECIAL NOTICES

Curry Fire Rescue will be selling Boston Butts for Labor Day Weekend. Product will be available for pickup on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station on Smith Lake Dam Road just off Alabama Highway 257 in Curry. Cost is $30.00. To place an order call 205-387-0364, leave name and number, someone will contact you.

TODAY, AUG. 9

PEBBLE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL featuring bluegrass groups, Crane’s Nest, Glorybound and Cut-n-Grass, will be today, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Pebble Community Center at 100 Winston County Road 3424 in Haleyville. Rain or shine held inside. Tickets $10 weekend; $5 Friday; $7 Saturday; $2 children 6-12; under 6 free with adult. Concessions on grounds. Bring lawn chairs. Swamp Johns Supper Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. On-Stage Jam during supper break. Free camping in rough. Hookups $10 per day with water/electricity. All bands and pickers welcome. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Proceeds go to Pebble Community Center. For more information, call 205-486-5949.

JASPER SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER will host a CD 50+ Dance at the Jasper Natatorium today, Aug. 9, from 7 until 10 p.m. Admission $3. Bring favorite finger foods. For more information, call 205-221-8513.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10

DILWORTH COMMUNITY CENTER will host a breakfast Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 a.m. at the center on Dilworth Road.

WALKER COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE (ARES) will meet Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8 a.m. at the American Red Cross Office on Viking Drive in Jasper. Testing for amateur radio license will at 9 a.m. for anyone wishing to get an amateur radio license or upgrade current license. For more information, contact Jimmie Dill at 205-527-4602.

BARNETT FAMILY REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Dora Civic Center. Lunch at noon. Bring covered dish. For more information, call 205-483-6376 or 853-8052.

DORA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971 QUARTERLY GET-TOGETHER will be Saturday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. at Lee’s in Sumiton.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11

WOODLEY REUNION will be Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Community Health Systems (CHS) Activity Center in Jasper from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Paper plates, cups and eating utensils will be provided. For more information, please call 384-1477.

STOVALL FAMILY REUNION will be Sunday, Aug. 11, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Fayette County.

MONDAY, AUG. 12

WALKER COUNTY COMMISSION will hold a work session Monday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chamber in the Walker County Courthouse Annex in Jasper.

JASPER AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP (AFG), a support group for those with loved one with drinking problems, will meet each Monday at 8 p.m. at 216 Gardner Road in Jasper.

TUESDAY, AUG. 13

JASPER SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER, 800 14th Ave. West in Jasper, will host a Basic Computer Class for 50+ Seniors Tuesday - Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Shirley Thomas at 205-221-8513.

JASPER HERB SOCIETY will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jasper.

HOPE AFTER LOSS ORGANIZATION (H.A.L.O.) will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Walker County School’s Health Services Building on Viking Drive in Jasper. For more information, call 205-275-6459.

MANCHESTER NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at Blackwater Restaurant in Manchester. Guest speaker will be Walker County Sheriff Investigator Chuck Tidwell.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14

Comfort Care Hospice hosts monthly support meetings for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Meetings held the second Wednesday of each month from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at the CHS Activities Center in downtown Jasper. For more information, please call 205-282-4308.

THURSDAY, AUG. 15

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP OF WALKER COUNTY will meet Thursday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Community Health Systems (CHS) Activity Center on 19th Avenue in downtown Jasper. For more information, call 205-387-1833 or 205-275-4984.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

AKINS FAMILY REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Forestdale Lions Club at 2473 Hackworth Road in Forestdale. Bring covered dish/drink. For more information, contact Larry Akins at 205-674-5586.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

COMMUNITY HEALTH WATCH “Increasing Stroke Awareness, Stroke Risk Factors, Proactive Health Management” will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Community Health Systems (CHS) Activity Center in downtown Jasper. Keynote speaker will begin at 9:15 a.m. with Divana Elkins, RN, Stroke Team and Cara Schultz, DPT, Physical Therapy, at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Free blood pressure checks, Healthcare and Community agencies representatives will be on hand, door prizes (must be present to win), and refreshments will be served. For additional information, or if you would like to be a participating vendor, please call 205-221-3760.

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

POPLAR SPRINGS SCHOOL REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bernice Hilton Building of Traders and Farmers Bank in Double Springs. Pot-luck lunch at noon.